Mother of soldier discovers his body parts missing from coffin

Jacqui Janes 
By: Shifra Unger 

A mother, whose Guardsman son was killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan, has called for an investigation after discovering that some of her son’s body parts were missing after his return to Britain.

Jacqui Janes believes that her 20-year-old son Jamie’s arms and hands, were taken without her permission.

When her son's coffin was opened so she could take a lock of his hair, she was surprised to discover that his arms and hands had been replaced by padding underneath his uniform. However, an autopsy report said that they observed injuries to both arms and hands, and even saw a tattoo of the name of his girlfriend on one arm.

Janes, 49, has repeatedly raised her concerns with the Ministry of Defense in the last three years, but never received the answers she desperately needs.

She just broke her silence after the Royal Military Police has admitted breaking the rules and keeping the body parts of other soldiers killed in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where her own son’s postmortem examination was conducted.